The Divided Nation Blog Tour: Three Reasons Why I’m Excited To Read The Divided Nation

Happy Monday, friends!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend! I’m excited to be one of first blog tour stops for a dystopian novel that releases tomorrow. *squeals*

Most of you probably know that dystopian is one of my favorite genres and was thrilled when I found author Angela R. Watt was doing a blog tour in honor of her novel, The Divided Nation, releasing.

To join in on the fun, I thought it would be fun to share three reasons why I’m excited to read her upcoming book!

About the Book


The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and officials of the United Nations  thrive. West Johnston, heir to the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, he must become him: bloodthirsty and willing to do whatever it takes for control.

West gains control by helping fellow gangsters, Nate and Simon, when they form an alliance with one of the last remaining townships in America. After years of surviving and winter fast approaching, Springtown is in desperate need of supplies from the two teenagers. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk their reputations to save her and the town they now love. But without help from West, their rescue mission will fail.

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.

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Three Reasons Why I’m Excited To Read The Divided Nation

  1. It’s dystopian.

That is literally the only reason I need. LOL! Truly, I am a huge fan of dystopian and never get the talk of the genre dying because I can’t get enough of it. Since my Grandma introduced me to The Hunger Games trilogy after the first film released, I have been hooked. When I know friends are releasing a new book in this genre, I make sure that I am there and ready to get my hands on it ASAP.

  1. It’s gritty and I’m intrigued.

This book doesn’t sound like it will be an easy read in the sense that there is war and actual “gangsters.” Angela does an amazing job of conveying that in her opening book description and know I need to be prepared. It honestly sounds completely different than other dystopian reads I’ve picked up because it’s capturing a grittiness either brace yourself for or stop reading. I’m definitely choosing option number one, which leads to my third reason.

  1. It’s about that time.

It’s about that time I need a good book to hit me right in the heart with it’s realistic feel and themes. I’m all for dystopian that is NOT set in the future as in it’s so far-fetched and doesn’t have a feel of being America anymore. (You know, like The Hunger Games.) Knowing this story is set in 2027 makes me nervous and excited for all the right reasons. I need a good story to make me think and remind me to be grateful for my many freedoms today. Plus, it never hurts to cry and stay up past your bedtime to read another chapter, right?

There you have it! My three reasons of why I will be diving into this story and sharing my video review next week (as well as interview Angela about all the things in case you’re curious *winks*). Stay tuned!

Why do you enjoy reading or not reading dystopian?

About the Author

Angela R. WattsAngela R. Watts is a Christian fiction author who strives to glorify the Lord in all she does. She’s a homeschooled highschooler living at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, though with Gypsy and Norwegian in her blood, she tends to travel. She’s been writing stories since she was little, but also enjoys chores, painting, and watching sunsets.

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Giveaway Time!

Want to read Angela’s book too? Guess what? She’s hosting this epic giveaway! 

1st place: hardback copy of The Divided Nation. A custom mug with a quote from the book, bookmark, and an exclusive snippet from The Infidel Books.

2nd place: paperback copy of The Divided Nation, bookmark.

3rd place: ebook copy of The Divided Nation.

To enter, click on the link below! (US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.)

>>> Entry-Form <<<

Blog Tour Schedule

August 12th

Author Interview @ Taking Up My Cross

Book Spotlight @ Unicorn Quester <— You are here!

August 13th (RELEASE DAY)

Guest Post @ Crazy Little Thing Called Life

Author Interview @ Coffee, Classics, and Craziness

Author and Character Interview @ HauntingGhostTown

Character Interview @ Imperial Scribis 

Character and Author Interview @ FaithLaneAuthor

August 14th

Book Spotlight @ The Writer’s Song

Guest Post @ Jaye L. Knight

August 15th

Book Review @ Kaitlyn Krispense, Author

August 16th

Book Review @ We’ve Got Pockets 

Book Review @ Bella Putt: Writer. Reader. Follower of Christ.

August 17th

Author Interview @ Gabriella Slade

Book Spotlight @ Stories by Firefly

Book Review @ Scribes and Archers 

August 18th

Author Interview and Guest Post @ Tangled Up In Writing

Guest Post @ Read Write Breathe

August 19th

Book Review @ Reveries 

Book Review @ Just Writing

Author Interview @ Allison’s Well

Book Review @ Books, Life, and Christ

By | 2019-08-22T10:15:14-04:00 August 12th, 2019|Bookish Love|6 Comments

About the Author:

Laura A. Grace had a lifelong dream of getting to know authors behind the covers of her favorite reads. Little did she know that one day she would become an author, too! She has since published Dear Author: Letters from a Bookish Fangirl and Team Lines: A Poetry Collection, and has an upcoming manga, Gathering Faith. An avid BookTuber and book blogger at Unicorn Quester, as well as writer of clean, Christian manga, Laura creatively balances her passions of supporting indie authors and feeding her readers new stories. In between, she wields plastic lightsabers with her children and binge-watches anime with her husband.


  1. Angela Watts August 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I loved this post so much, Laura, thank you! ♥

    • Laura A. Grace August 14, 2019 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Eeepp! I’m so glad!! <3 I had a lot of fun sharing! 😀

  2. Merie Shen August 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    This was a neat post! I love the dystopian genre as well– and your reasons are relatable, believe me. 😉 I’ve never read a dystopian gangster story before TDN. Angela sure knows how to make her stories interesting! 😀

    • Laura A. Grace August 14, 2019 at 7:31 am - Reply

      Thank you Merie! 😀 I started reading some of TDN and I completely second! Sooooo intense, but in a good way! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. NANCY August 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a fantastic book.

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